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I recently found myself circling a restaurant’s crowded parking lot, while hoping for just one spot to open up. Truth be told, it was a tad frustrating, but it also signaled a potentially positive upcoming dining experience. Such is life at The Buttered Biscuit in Bentonville on a random Sunday morning.
Fair warning, the place is popular, but within five minutes, I found a parking spot. After a quick, ten-minute wait inside, our party of six had a table, menus, and fresh Onyx Coffee. All was good.
Our server’s friendly, down-home personality was a welcoming sight, but so, too, was the clean, modern feel of the restaurant and the expansive menu of breakfast offerings. From the look of things, The Buttered Biscuit is a well-oiled machine. And did I mention the Onyx Coffee? You won’t find better in these parts.
After settling in, we weren’t bashful with our ordering. We started the festivities with The Buttered Biscuit Cinnamon Roll and Biscuit Beignets. The former was a delightfully gooey concoction, topped with a thick line of cream cheese frosting. A few bites acted as a nice palette-opening appetizer.
For my entrée, I opted for the Eureka biscuit sandwich. Did you think I was about to walk into The Buttered Biscuit and not try a biscuit? No way. It proved to be a very traditional take on a classic Southern staple. Light, fairly fluffy, but with a good bite, this biscuit also had a nice crumble. Unfortunately, this crumbly trait can be a bit of an obstacle when navigating a sandwich, as things tend to fall apart with each bite. That said, the Eureka, with its fried chicken, bacon, cheddar, fried egg, and cilantro aioli, was a messy winner, as was another biscuit sandwich, the Razorback (fried egg, sausage, tomato, avocado, green onion, and comeback sauce).
The Kickin’ Chicken Waffles was successful as well. I have never been a tremendous fan of the ever-popular chicken and waffles, but I will say The Buttered Biscuit does an excellent job with its rendition, pairing crispy, deep-fried chicken strips with a light and airy waffle. The duo dosed with a heavy pour of maple syrup is the way to go. I suggest making the waffle, which is also available as a stand-alone item, a must-order on your next visit.
There is a lot to like about The Buttered Biscuit, not the least of which the restaurant’s focus on using fresh, quality ingredients. It’s easy to see why Northwest Arkansas has embraced the eatery. Two locations are now in Bentonville and a new restaurant just opened in Springdale.
Just remember, do not get too frustrated if a parking space isn’t immediately available.
One will open up.
Did You Know?
The Buttered Biscuit offers a full menu of catering options.
The Buttered Biscuit (locations)
1403 SE Moberly Lane (Bentonville)
Hours: Monday-Friday 6 a.m.-2 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
1001 SW Regional Airport Blvd. Suite 17 (Bentonville)
Hours: Monday-Friday 6 a.m.-2 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
1210 J.T.L Parkway Suite 104 (Springdale)
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